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Monday, December 10th, 2018

A follow-up: Are we the source…?

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I learned long ago that there are no universal interventions. There are no simple cures to complex problems; complicated problems require sophisticated solutions.

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Are we the source of student mental health challenges?

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

In the hope of provoking reflection and discourse, I have decided this week to wade into the world of youth mental health, wellness and resilience.

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Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Powerful Conversations

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

My reflections in this post come courtesy of my most recent meeting with teachers in the Abby Family of schools, in relation to some changes I have made to my school visit routine.

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

The Teachers We Remember Fondly

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

This past June I had the honour of attending the 90th birthday celebration of my high school teacher and coach, Mr. Hugh Marshall.

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

20% Time in Schools?

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Some of you may have heard about the concept of ‘20% Time.’ It is a concept which has been popularized by Google, but really has been used by many successful companies around the world for years.

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

The Important First Days of School

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Let me start by welcoming everyone (students, staff and parents) to what promises to be another exciting and action-packed year in our schools.

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Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Shout Out to Our Transportation Department

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

We are often reminded that it takes an entire village, all of us, to raise a child. We sometimes don’t know all the villagers in our community and the important work they do. We have over 3,000 stu

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Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Just Look

In reflecting upon the 2017-18 school year, it’s hard not to overlook the amount of change with which we dealt. However, change is universal and not unique to us as educators.

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Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Victory is Ours!

This is the cry of students and staff across the district as we tie a bow on the incredible efforts that have brought the 2017/18 school year to a close.

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Monday, June 4th, 2018

Keeping the Public Confidence

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

It should not be lost on any of us about the important role our education system plays in our society.

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